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Vose Spur
Livermore, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending the scree field on Vose Spur
Ascending the scree field on Vose Spur

Route: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, bushwhack, (Vose Spur), bushwhack, Carrigain Notch Trail, Signal Ridge Trail, Sawyer River Road

Quick snowshoeing on Sawyer River Road and lower Signal Ridge Trail.

Bushwhack up scree field on Vose Spur was slow going, especially above it with the steep scrambles and set up surface.

Deeming a descent via that route to be too risky, we instead descended into the col headed toward Carrigain (on the side of which there is a spectacular scree field with excellent views). Relatively smooth sailing from Vose to the col. Occasional pockets of rubbish woods below it with some open areas. Short stretch of good going on a brookbed, then we climbed up into the open woods below Vose and dropped back to the Carrigain Notch Trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Vose Spur
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Parking Elevation: 900'
Time To Trailhead: 00:40
Destination: Vose Spur
Time Elapsed: 02:58
Trailhead Elevation: 1,370'
Summit Elevation: 3,862'
Vertical Gain: 2,657'
Hike Time Elapsed: 08:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,312'


Signal Ridge Trail trailhead on Sawyer River Road
Signal Ridge Trail trailhead on Sawyer River Road

Looking at the Bonds and Willey Range from the scree field in the col adjacent to Vose Spur - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bonds and Willey Range from the scree field in the col adjacent to Vose Spur

Descending the brook below Signal Ridge
Descending the brook below Signal Ridge

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett to Sawyer River Road. In winter, there is a WMNF fee parking lot located to the left of the closed Sawyer River Road. The Signal Ridge Trail is 2 miles up Sawyer River Road, on the right.

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